Tuesday 20 August 2019

Sean Cronin explains why he won't risk returning for Six Nations

Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations
Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations

Des Berry

Hooker Sean Cronin will not risk re-injuring his hamstring to make it back for Ireland’s Six Nations showdown against England in March.

“The focus is just about getting it right and putting myself in a position to be a better player when I come back,” he said, at the launch of the Ireland’s first Mini-Golf Open at the Rainforest Adventure Centre in Dundrum this morning.

“I want to be firing on all cylinders rather than risking coming back too early.

“At the moment, it is just about getting back 100% and making the tail end of the season.”

The estimated 10-week period for recovery and rehabilitation is already in train as Cronin was able to remove a brace at the weekend.

The significant Grade-Two tear happened against Zebre in the PRO12 League on January 6th

A quick calculation of the mathematics put Cronin in line for a return to action on Friday, March 17th.

This is one day before Ireland roll up their sleeves against England at The Aviva Stadium.

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